The first chapter in the tree part The Journey Down saga, a classic point-and-click series with an Afro-Caribbean twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure!
User reviews: Very Positive (338 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 9, 2013

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October 14

TJD: Chapter Two Soundtrack available now!

The official "The Journey Down: Chapter Two" soundtrack has now finally been released on bandcamp, with a whoopin' 100% of the revenue going to brain tumor charities and to fund young musician awards in the memory of the soundtrack's awesome composer, Simon D'Souza.

If you're into moody and film-noirish big band jazz, you don't wanna miss out. Besides, could there possibly be a better cause? I doubt it.

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September 18

Trading cards now available!

Lots o people have asked us about adding trading cards to TJD1 so we finally caved in! The cards are available now and there's one set with five cards, and a whole bunch of badges, emoticons, and backdrops to go with 'em. I hope you'll enjoy!

We're working on setting up trading cards for TJD2 right now, with a bit of luck they'll go live within a day or so as well.

Thanks again for supporting our development! :)

theo

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Reviews

"Inventory puzzles, minor theft, and mischief will make any adventure game fan feel right at home, while the use of macabre masks and black African themes and characters make it feel fresh."
8/10 – Destructoid

"A short but vibrant indie adventure that far exceeds the quality of many full-blown retail games."
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

"All in all, The Journey Down is a fine bit of point and clickery, with a good script, solid puzzles and a fantastic sense of style."
87% – The Indie Game Magazine

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About This Game

In a shady corner of Kingsport Bay, at the outskirts of St Armando, Bwana and his trusted sidekick Kito struggle to make ends meet at their run-down gas station. Little do they know that they are about to be thrown into a spine-tingling adventure that will take them far from home and right into a twisting plot of corruption and danger.

In the first chapter of The Journey Down, the search for a lost journal leads to forgotten secrets of the mysterious Underland. Follow Bwana and Kito as they puzzle their way forward and begin to uncover the true fate of their long lost father, Captain Kaonandodo.

The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga in with an Afro-Caribbean twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP 2+, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP SP 2+, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard, Lion
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Snow Leopard, Lion
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Quite good, and even better now with the reduced price. I love the graphics, I love the music, and the gameplay is decent classic adventure fair. And the story is quite good, but really seemed to only give you a hint at what you will discover in episode 2.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Good point and click. Reminds me of Grim Fandango for some reason.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This is a real eye-opener game. Unique design concept deep heart and it made ​​a very good detail. Plot is entirely inferior to Hollywood blockbusters. Role model is very fine, making good interface. So what? You worth trying to play!

GMG送的掛卡遊戲,這遊戲的畫風確實很不錯
有種3D動畫.<僵屍新娘>的感覺
裏面男主人公的聲音別提多搓了.
然後那種美式英語的發音.聽的我耳朵都懷孕了..
乾脆自創美國語得了.開篇在加油站兩個逗比在玩電源開關..
我勒個去..你關了下電源..對岸整個城市都停電了..這麼屌你家裡人知道麼.
後面跟美人共度小黑屋.所謂的美人?如花都比她漂亮..那個臉啊...
坑坑疙瘩一堆..簡直就是香蕉皮上的疙瘩.
別叫我MISS.叫我linda..
然後超現實的事情發生了...梯子爛了..中間用於踩踏的棍子沒了..
於是代筆男主要找替代品修梯子...結果..!!! 居然用 就是那種餅乾條替代..修好了梯子?!!
我勒個去..(吾輩英語渣.反正那是吃的.我看代筆男主放嘴裏咬了.還說好吃喜歡什麼之類的話.不查翻譯了.
這還不算什麼,,關鍵的是!
都快掛了.2個小時才掉完3張卡...我也是醉了~
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
good game, good story but... i finished it in UNDER 2 hours.. so....... for that full price... and the fact that it seems they were already pre-planning part two.. not worth it.. get it at 90% off though..
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
As creepy as the characters look, this felt like playing a game made for kids under 10.
Sure the characters' accents are funny and all, but the gameplay is very slow and the announced "brain-teasing" isn't there at all unless you consider finding sticks for the ladder in the only cupboard of the room you're stuck in difficult.
The acting is really good, but unless your kid is a big fan of creepy looking funny guys with jamaican accents, you're not going to want this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
With all the positive reviews for this game floating around I feel I need to add my input. In short, if you enjoy P&C Puzzle games, do not buy this game.

It's quite difficult to find an aspect of it I like- The puzzles were exceptionally poor, lacking in any kind of imagination or ingenuity (Think generic charity shop puzzle-book puzzles and you won't be far off). Where good Point and Click puzzle games move coherently from one puzzle to the next using logical plot points, it feels that the developers simply add arbitrary problems to form a chain of bad puzzles until it is long and bulked out enough to be called a game. This makes the game more of a chore than an enjoyable experience, as there is little in the way of progression or logic. Also, if you don't do the right action in a given time, the main character will explicitly blurt out the solution, cutting all satisfaction from the puzzle-solving experience.
The characters were so one-dimensional it was laughable. Worse, some characters arbitrarily changed their personalities, sometimes hating the main character for no good reason, then in the next moment being overly nice with no explanation. Further, the main character was fundamentally unlikeable (This was not helped by the emotionless mask-like faces the characters have). I also thought the voice acting wasn't up to scratch- is it just me, or does Bwana dip in and out of his accent?
The animation was quite poor, and at times environments looked very rushed and unfinished. The lip-sync was dreadful, and ruined any immersion the cut-scenes might provide.
I also found the game to be completely humourless. The jokes fell so flat it was more of a cringe-worthy experience than a funny one. The only way to get through this game was to laugh at it rather than with.

It was very sad to play this game after seeing comments likening this to greats such as Grim Fandango or Monkey Island (two of my favourite games). It is a husk of a puzzle game, and was genuinely the worst P&C puzzler I have ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Simply amazing must play
-Awsome soundtrack
-Art design
-and many more good things no bad thigs

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
First of all, I must say this is a truly amazing and beautiful game. Lately, I have been playing loads of horror and FPS games like TF2, NMRiH, Half Life 2, EP1 and EP2 etc.. And, To be honest, I was getting tired of playing them. But when I played this game, It Re-Indulged me into the world of gaming, As in this game, You don't have to go along and start killing people/NPCs for no apparent reason. It gave me a good break from all the shooting and made me start to think on how to complete levels, Rather than thinking about how much Life or Ammo I have left. The story is great as well, With alot of suspense, Which makes it even better. I'm just glad I found out about this game right after the release of Chapter 2, Or I would have been left in the suspense like everybody else who bought the game as soon as it was released.
So Overall, This is a really good game and I highly recommend it to any puzzle lover or a person who has been playing too much FPS lately...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Simple and enjoyable puzzle solving game with great voice acting and, of course, some reggae background music!

Character design is unique. Every person's face looks like some tribal village mask. And it fits well with the overall theme of the game.

Puzzle solving is relatively easy and the game's duration is quite short. But naah, it's the unique game experience is what matters.

Take a break. Play this kind of game once in awhile. Totally worth your money!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
6/10

Pros:

Funny main character.
2 hours of quite gaming far from shooters xD

Cons:

Very easy point & click, boring walking without the possibility to swap screens faster.
2 hours or less to complete it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
This is the Grim Fandango 2, If you feel me...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
it is an awesome game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
A well made point and click.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I'm not quite sure if I like this game or hate it. The puzzles are bleh, made me feel like I was playing a childrens game. The story is alright, but the characters are kind of uniquely-scary voodoo doll looking, Freaks me out. I like point and click games, but this one is so short to complete and leaves you in a -.- mood when done. For the price, I would say no, on sale I would say yes. Where is the maybe recommendation at ffs? For now, I will just say no and stick with The Walking Dead game.
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3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
http://youtu.be/-RHTzpmNbxg
I hope you enjoy!
Martyr
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2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Dude,it is free,just google it
10/10 would flash blind the repairs lady again
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2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
A mixed bag. It really comes down to what you are looking for. Probably best suited for a younger audience. Pick up on a sale or skip.


Length - about 2 hours without replayability.

One of the strongest points in my opinion is the setting and the plot. The characters are human enough to be relatable, but alien enough to keep it fresh and interesting. Everything has some style to it.

The voice acting for the main characters Bwana and Kito is done pretty well. It's got that stereotypical Jamaican thing going for it, but it's done pretty well. For most supporting characters it goes only downwards tho - in some places the dialouges have different audio filters applied on the same characters for no reason but oversight, as well as random volume fluctuations.

The biggest problem of the game however is its rather unimaginative gameplay. The puzzles are not hard to figure out at all and the items are fairly easy to find. There is no replay value, as all puzzles are always the same and there are no optional locations or choices to be made. Most of the conversations are just made to further progress in the game and the ones which are not, don't add anything to the game aside from random tidbits of information of the world.
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2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
It's a nice looking point-and-click adventure with nice puzles and a great soundtrack.
It's just a few hours long (2-3) so you better get it on sale.
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3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Quite good fun. Good story, but animations could be improved. The game could be a great buy, if not the price and the fact, that it's too short (only 2 hours for 6,99€?)
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4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Nice art style and best soundtrack ever.
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